Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Phasm in Edmonton is doing 5 things including…

Wait until marriage

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I made a vow at 21 not to have sex until marriage. (True Love Waits) I lost a handful of girlfriends because I wouldn’t have sex with them. I felt that holding on to my virginity what what made me different than all the other guys out there having sex. 10 years later I caved. I was curious to see what it was like. It was with my girlfriend but I didn’t love her… but the wanting to have sex was mutual. She wasn’t a virgin but I was her 2nd. And you know what? It didn’t change me. I still want to wait until I get married because I know that when I do it with the one I love, the one I commit myself to for life, it will be the most special thing in the world. So all I can say is: don’t give in. Guys especially. Trust me. Your first time you will want to be with someone who will be there AFTER your first time so you can do it again. I say this because it will be AWKWARD and possibly embarassing. I was fortunate to be with someone who was able to laugh WITH me. You may not be so lucky. Your spouse will understand if they know it’s your first time… and they will love you for it. Amen.

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